D’Backs Trying To Deal Jackson, Snyder

The Diamondbacks are trying hard to deal Edwin Jackson and Chris Snyder without absorbing any salary, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. Snyder makes $4.75MM this year ($1.8MM remains) plus $5.75 next year and either $6.75MM or a $750K buyout in 2012.

Jackson makes $4.2MM this year ($1.6MM remains) plus $8.35MM next season before hitting free agency. As Jon Heyman of SI.com pointed out on Twitter, the Nationals appear to covet Jackson, so the D'Backs will have at least one suitor for the starter. Jackson's 5.16 ERA and 13 wild pitches could scare some suitors off, but the 26-year-old can be unhittable and has had success in the American League. 

The Red Sox have had interest in Snyder this year. The 29-year-old is hitting .231/.352/.426 with ten homers this year.


29 Responses to D’Backs Trying To Deal Jackson, Snyder Leave a Reply

  1. Paradise17 5 years ago

    NO WAY Snyder is traded without giving up money. He is has 20-25 hr power easy, but I dont see anyone that will take him this trade deadline without money thrown in. Jackson I can see going to STL or the Nats though, maybe even CWS.

    • redsox4120 5 years ago

      Red Sox wanted to address the catching situation earlier, wouldn’t be surprised if the went after Snyder, they seem to really like him and they would have control over him next season.

  2. Paradise17 5 years ago

    Boston is the only team top of my head that can use Snyder now, Varitek is done, and if AZ pays all of his salary we can atleast get a decent prospect or two.

  3. CosaOne 5 years ago

    The Yankees should take on most of Snyders deal and just use him as the backup catcher instead of Cervelli who cant hit and whos defense has gone into the toilet

    • redsox4120 5 years ago

      Could be a possibility but they seem real high on Cervelli and they have Jesus Montero to look foward to. I think they’re intent with putting Montero as a starter and Cervelli as a back up in the future. That’s just my thought process though

      • CosaOne 5 years ago

        If they are really high on him then they are delusional. If his defense is slipping he is basically useless. They can afford to absorb the 6 million hes owed next year and the buyout without blinking an eye. Id look to include Cervelli in any deal possible, maybe they could find a team that likes that he makes nothing and thinks that his bat will develop

  4. yazpik 5 years ago

    If the D´backs absorb his salary of this year could be a fit for the M´s, is better than Rob Johnson or Bard…

  5. If he can catch and throw out runners, the Red Sox should be looking to add him.

  6. Edwin jackson for luis castillo

    • dirtydez 5 years ago

      This team needs contact hitters but he’s too old.

  7. ClaytTheGreat 5 years ago

    Edwin Jackson and Kelly Johnson or Stephen Drew would be a great package deal for the Cardinals if they could swing it. They need a solid back of the rotation pitcher and a solid middle infielder. Maybe Dave Duncan could help Jackson to harness his true potential and give him some consistency. God knows the cards need the consistency on the mound after the big 3 of Wainwright, Carpenter, Garcia; and the offense looks listless, they need a jumpstart

  8. I think he could do well in San Diego. He has a much better ERA (more than a full run better) outside Chase Field due to the long ball. His HR/9 is MUCH MUCH higher in Arizona than it is away (10 Home Runs in 70 innings, compared to 3 Home Runs in 64 innings away.)

  9. The_Thrill_22 5 years ago

    It feels like a trade involving multiple teams could be on the horizon.

  10. Soxman17 5 years ago

    I’d LOVE to see Jackson in a White Sox uniform with Coop. Then again, have to wonder why a guy with such great stuff has been in about 1/4 of big league cities. Already.

  11. dirtydez 5 years ago

    Wow what’s FO’s plan for our starting rotation next year. No Haren, Webb or E-Jack…

  12. DiehardDbak 5 years ago

    I’m thinking one of their plans is that Webb gets healthy and they sign him to a low salary contract (his questionable health being the reason for low salary), and hope he gets his stuff back.

    The other is they really count on Saunders as an ace…

    So we could see, Saunders, Lopez (provided he resigns), Kennedy, Enright, (Free agent?)

    or
    Webb, Saunders, Lopez, Kennedy, Enright

  13. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    What is with the Dbacks? Do they intend on putting together any type of team? As for Snyder/Yanks it wouldn’t be such a bad idea seeing as how we don’t have a full-time DH and Posada has that cyst in the back of his knee that hampers him a little. Make Posada the DH for 70% of the time, Snyder catches and Cervelli stays as the back up and Burnett’s personal C. I don’t think Snyder would require a top 5 prospect or anything to get, especially if we pick up all of his contract.

  14. Yankees should send Chan Ho Park to ARI for Chad Qualls

  15. Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

    I’ve been a proponent of the BoSox picking up Snyder, but to provide any decent talent in return, the DBacks would have to absorb some of the inflated salary for 2011. Overall, I know we can do a deal here.

  16. Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

    I’ve been a proponent of the BoSox picking up Snyder, but to provide any decent talent in return, the DBacks would have to absorb some of the inflated salary for 2011. Overall, I know we can do a deal here.

  17. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Maybe it’s me but why do people make it seem as if Snyder is some sort of difficult to move player? He’s relatively young (29), has a good history of power and OBP and is making a reasonable salary (under $7 mil). Is he horrible defensively or something?

    • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

      No, in fact he is one of the better defensive catchers in baseball. But I guess you may be using the Yankee payscale when you calculate his “reasonable” salary. It is the most generous scale possible. While he has decent power and OBP, he’s very light on runs and RBI, which holds down his WAR, and hence, his value. His performance based pay is $4.25MM this season.

      • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

        Stop dismissing everything as “Of that’s a Yankee fan speaking”. Snyder’s cumulative numbers aren’t as impressive but if you consider he’s not starting then they are pretty impressive and suggest that he could easily be a .260/.340 20 hr catcher with, as you indicated, better than average defense.

        Now look at his comparables….

        AJ Pierzynski $6.25 mil
        Mike Napolis $3.6 mil (thru 2nd year of arbitration)
        Kurt SUzuki (4/$16 mil; just had all his arb years bought out at an avg of $4 mil)
        Russell Martin $5 mil
        Jason Varitek $5 mil
        Bengie Molina $4.5 mil

        Is it absurd to think that Snyder, if given 500 at bats, would produce comparable or better numbers than those listed above?

        • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

          I am by no means dismissing what you or any other Yank fan has to say. I am merely suggesting that your team has an honorable tradition of paying really well; perhaps above fair value. And with that frame of reference, you may not appreciate the budget-conscious evaluations we make. The same will be said of us by Marlins & Brewer fans. My point on Snyder is he is overpaid for 2011 by $1.5MM. We’ll lump that in a trade, but it would be a salary dump for them. If they want talent in return, then they need to pay some of the overage. He’s worth $4.25MM.

      • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

        Stop dismissing everything as “Of that’s a Yankee fan speaking”. Snyder’s cumulative numbers aren’t as impressive but if you consider he’s not starting then they are pretty impressive and suggest that he could easily be a .260/.340 20 hr catcher with, as you indicated, better than average defense.

        Now look at his comparables….

        AJ Pierzynski $6.25 mil
        Mike Napolis $3.6 mil (thru 2nd year of arbitration)
        Kurt SUzuki (4/$16 mil; just had all his arb years bought out at an avg of $4 mil)
        Russell Martin $5 mil
        Jason Varitek $5 mil
        Bengie Molina $4.5 mil

        Is it absurd to think that Snyder, if given 500 at bats, would produce comparable or better numbers than those listed above?

    • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

      No, in fact he is one of the better defensive catchers in baseball. But I guess you may be using the Yankee payscale when you calculate his “reasonable” salary. It is the most generous scale possible. While he has decent power and OBP, he’s very light on runs and RBI, which holds down his WAR, and hence, his value. His performance based pay is $4.25MM this season.

  18. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Decent by catchers standards I should have said.

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